About this listing
A private home lodging located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica with a spectacular post card ocean/ jungle view.
We have 2 rooms with shared baths and 6 rooms with private baths. . A short walk to the beach and the National Park. We are not a hotel so if you enjoy staying in a home this is the right place.
A full kitchen is available for your use but breakfast is service in the main house. A large deck overlooking the ocean and tropical rainforest is a wonderful way to see wildlife or just relax with a cold drink and good book.
We also now have three new rooms with private baths and A/C. Each has a double bed and a single bed, sitting area and of course a shower with hot water and some of the best views in Manuel Antonio.
Manuel Antonio and the National Park is internationally known for its breathtaking beauty and abundance of wildlife. Without even moving from our deck you can see monkeys (3 kinds), sloths, coatis, tucans and lots more in their natural environment. Our garden has many species of tropcial plants including heliconias, cinnamon, allspice,papaya, bananas, pineapples and orchids. We are a 10 min walk to the beach. Everything you need can be found within walking distance. A small supermarket, banks, gift shops and some of the best restaurants in the area are a short distance away. Looking directly at the National Park we have one of the best views in Manuel Antonio. Our very small friendly bi-lingual staff with many years of living in Costa Rica, can make any tour reservations for you. If you would like to go sailing, river rafting, parasailing, horseback riding, kayak through the mangrove, or swing through the canopy we can arrange it for you.
All our guests may use the deck and livingroom/kitchen area of the teak house. The view is spectacular and there is a hammock and lots of deck chairs to sit and watch the monkeys passing though the trees.
I would not recommend it for anyone that is not physically active. There are a number of stairs.
I will only receive guests after 6 pm by direct request, so ask first if you plan on arriving at night.
Sorry no arrivals after 6 pm
Please no noise after 10 pm and no unregistered guests in the room.
Anita was very welcoming and helped me with a lot of details with my own travel plans.
The location was great. The set up of the common areas and rooms are excellent! I was able to share stories and dinner with other guests.
Anita and her staff are so friendly, and provided breakfast, which was great. It is a very relaxing place to stay!
Out of my entire trip in Costa Rica, this was my favorite place we stayed. Upon arrival, Anita was very friendly, welcoming us into her B&B like we were family. I loved having the communal kitchen; it was fun to meet everyone else staying there and you weren't forced to eat out every night, which gets expensive. The B&B is a short walk to the beach, during which we saw two different species of monkey and a couple sloths! Anita was also helpful with recommendations on things to do in Manuel Antonio. The breakfast here was wonderful with good food and good conversation! When I go back to Manuel Antonio, I will definitely be staying here again!
We had an okay stay at Casa Buena Vista B &B. We ultimately chose to stay here because of close proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park, the price, beautiful views, and wifi. It is close to the park. We walked to it and it took about 30+ minutes. Not bad. It was a steep hill to descend and it seemed more steep on our way back (after walking all day at the park) but it was not too long. The price is okay. The larger bed was very uncomfortable. No matter how you lay, you can feel the metal springs. If I hadn't been so exhausted from all the walking, I might have had trouble getting rest. Not what you want in your honeymoon. That being said, I never communicated this to Anita. At the time I just thought, it's just a $50/night place. The only other challenge was the wifi. It truly only works (fading in and out) in a small corner of the deck. We had been routinely watching Netflix on my Kindle each night and that was not possible here. The signal was too weak. There was a kitchen with many pots, pans, silverware, glasses, skillets and a selection of cooking utensils. It had a gas stove and a refrigerator. No microwave. We enjoyed the view. A troop of monkeys passed by and woke me up before sunrise. There were bugs but there was bug spray available everywhere on the deck. The door knob into the bathroom was very loose, seems like it could fall apart at any time. The mirror next to the bed was hanging by a twisted-up metal hanger. There were a bunch of amazing bats in the stairs (which was by far my favorite thing about this place). They were adorable. They would fly in and out of the hallway day and night. The breakfast had chopped up fruit, unlimited yummy toast, coffee, two eggs cooked your way, and Anita was there to answer all our questions about the park. Overall, I would not stay here again. The terrible bed and the limited wifi were deal breakers.
Anita made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. We loved our breakfasts with her and she was able to direct us to things to do and places to see. Her wonderful housekeeper went above and beyond by cleaning our shower, toilet and sink every day as well as making our bed and cleaning our floors. We loved our stay here!
it has a good view just like the name says. I think rm 2 has a really good view too. One of the best places I stayed. It almost felt like home and I enjoyed the communal porch where I met a lot of my neighbors.
Awesome value. Excellent place to stay in Manuel Antonio. Great hostess. Easy walk to beach or town.
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About the Host, Anita
I discover Manuel Antonio 38 years ago after graduating the University of California in Berkeley. Don Melton and myself first did a research project in the National Park and adjoining beaches and decided to make Punta Quepos our home. Don was the local historian and gave educational talks for many groups including National Geografic. We were among the founders of the first Chamber of Tourism in Manue Antonio, founders of ASCONA (Quepos first conservation organization), and have continued to be active in civic and conservations groups to date. I am currently working with a group to establish an animal shelter here in our (website hidden) We worked for many years on the problem of drownings (see page 7). I ran my gift shop LA BUENA NOTA for many years and because of my extensive knowledge of Costa Rica, I can answer most questions about our area and some advice about other tourist destinations in Costa Rica.